The Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security was developed in collaboration with United States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and reflects their mission of homeland defense and support to civil authorities. This undergraduate certificate consists of three classes. The classes for the Undergraduate Certificate in Homeland Security examine homeland security and homeland defense in the context of the American system of government; provide students with an understanding of developing effective methods of deterring, preventing and defeating terrorist threats; and offer opportunities for analyzing the policies and practices of local first responders.
These courses are designed to be taken in the order in which they appear below. For descriptions of courses see UCCS Academic Catalog.
PAD/CJ 3400 Public Administration and Homeland Security PAD/CJ 4400 Understanding Terrorism PAD/CJ 4401 Introduction to First Responder Organizations These courses may be used as electives toward the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BACJ) degree through the UCCS School of Public Affairs.
Successful completion of an Undergraduate Certificate requires receipt of a C or better in each course. Certificates are awarded upon successful completion of the program series.